• February 18, 2018
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Harley-Davidson recalls 175,000 bikes on brake safety fears

NHTSA said the recall covers 31 models from the 2008 to 2011 model years

AFP
15:05 February 8, 2018

WASHINGTON: Iconic US motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 175,000 bikes in the United States due to fears the brakes could fail, a government regulator announced Wednesday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating the problem in July 2016 after receiving complaints about sudden brake loss, and said the recall covers 31 models from the 2008 to 2011 model years. If brake fluid on the motorcycles is not replaced for a “prolonged period” beyond the recommended two-year schedule, deposits may form on internal components “reducing braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said in a statement. (AFP)